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Subject: USPS.com ?
Date Posted: 8/6/2015 5:51 PM ET
Member Since: 1/24/2013
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I finally did create a USPS.com account. I'm editing this for clarity (I hope) First Class is 13 ounces or under? A PO clerk told me a padded envelope package I had weighed 12.9 ounces. However, I THINK the automated machine indicated 1 pound, 12.9 ounces, could be wrong. I have never yet bought postage online. I had initially set up the account to get free priority mail bubble mailers. I will be using it tomorrow to save money on priority mail flat rate. First question is, when I did both the 12.9 ounces and also 1lb 12 ounces, there was no first class rate choice. I am thinking the system rounded the 12.9 to 13?

Second question is when I entered in 8 ounces (as a true guess when I make this package smaller and lighter) it said something like first class $3.54. No online price available. Does that mean if a package did weight 8 ounces it would not be cheaper to buy the postage online? I'm trying to understand how usps.com works :)

Last question, will my email address and phone # print out on the mailing label?

Thanks so very much!

Last Edited on: 8/6/15 6:33 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 8/7/2015 7:07 AM ET
Member Since: 8/25/2009
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1.  You can only print Priority Mail and Priority Express Mail at usps.com.  To print other rates you have to use a different provider such as Paypal, or here at Paperback Swap.

2.  You can't print First Class postage at usps.com, you have to use a different provider (as in #1 above).

3.  Your email and phone number won't print on the mailing label.

Date Posted: 8/7/2015 11:49 AM ET
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Thank you so much Diane! I wonder why the clerk told me I could do first class online? Oh well. I appreciate the #3 info, too. :)

Date Posted: 8/11/2015 10:09 PM ET
Member Since: 5/25/2009
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Because you can print it online, just not at USPS.com. Log in to PayPal then type in PayPal.com/shipnow and you can ship first class to anyone. 

Date Posted: 8/15/2015 9:05 PM ET
Member Since: 1/23/2014
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Last Edited on: 7/16/17 12:17 AM ET - Total times edited: 2